Caliber Collision announced that its three-week Rhythm Restoration food drive raised over $334,000 in cash donations and thousands of pounds of food items. The food drive was a grassroots effort spearheaded by Caliber’s 9,000 associates to rally customers, local business partners, and the general public to donate cash and food for at-risk children who don’t receive subsidized school lunches over the summer months.
According to Feeding America, one in five children in the U.S. worry about when they’ll have their next meal. Hunger is especially devastating in childhood. Studies show that proper nutrition is critical to a child’s physical, emotional and learning development. The problem is especially acute during the summer months when at-risk children do not have access to subsidized school lunch programs.
Collection bins were set up at each of Caliber’s 420 locations nationwide. Caliber associates challenged each other and engaged their local communities through a variety of fundraising events such as car shows, auctions, motorcycle rallies, dunk tanks, head shaving, pie throwing and other giving opportunities.
“Giving back to our local communities is an integral part of Caliber’s core values,” said Caliber CEO Steve Grimshaw. “I am proud of our 9,000 teammates who worked tirelessly over the three-week drive to raise a record-breaking amount of meals for kids in need. We thank our business and community partners who have joined with us to restore the rhythm of life for children across the 16 states that Caliber serves.”